Thursday, January 23, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Chabot for the spring semester! We hope you all enjoyed your winter break, but now it's time to get back to the grind again.

Our hours will remain the same this semester, so that means we are open:

Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
AND
Friday 8am-12pm (noon)

We currently have some contemporary fiction books on display, so we encourage you to come check them out. Now is a great time to get caught up on leisure reading, before classes get hectic.

There is also a new display up on Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery. President Obama recently proclaimed January as National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, so to spread awareness about these important issues, we have created an informational display, which you can take a look at in the display case near room 119.

As always, we are here to help, so please come visit us at the library soon!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What's New at the Library This Fall

Welcome to Fall Semester! We have some exciting changes at the library this semester. If you haven't heard yet, we have extended our hours, so we are now open:

8am-8pm Monday-Thursday
AND
8am-12pm Friday

We also have some new AV equipment available for checkout. Some of our items are currently on display, so please stop by the AV desk upstairs to check them out. We have laptops, MacBook Airs, voice recorders, Ipads, a digital camera, a digital camcorder, and tripods available.

Last but not least, we are featuring a collection of our newest books related to Hispanic culture and history in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. You'll be sure to find something interesting. See you at the Library!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Job Posting: Library Technician I (Classified Position)

Below is most of the job announcement, qualifications and instructions for application.  The official site is located at the Human Resources website, including the button where you can post the required documents for application.
Posting Number: 0600160  
Position Title: Library Technician I  
Position Code: 2CLR18  
Location: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545  
Department: Chabot Library  
Work Schedule: 40 hours/week, 12 months/year, Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Pay Rate: $3,487.33/month  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Position Type:Classified  
Posting Date: 07-30-2013  
Closing Date: 08-27-2013
Job Summary:  Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Library Technician I for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

Under supervision, the Library Technician I position performs a variety of specialized technical and complex tasks of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility in support of various Learning Resources Center functions and service area(s) such as acquisitions, circulation/public services, technical services and tutoring.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in the Library Technician class series may be assigned a variety of work from those duties listed within the representative duties section or a combination of those and other related work functions. Even though the same general level of difficulty and responsibility is found within each position within the same class level, positions in the different areas of assignment are not interchangeable and each position has its own particular qualification requirements even though they are derived from a general minimum qualifications section. Each position within the class series is a separate and distinct classification as defined in Section 88001 of the Education Code of the State of California. The work of each position/class may be further described as follows: Duties involve the application of paraprofessional library skills and knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures of assigned Learning Resources Center service area(s).

Library Technician I is characterized by such conditions as (a) technical/paraprofessional work processes of limited scope and complexity; and (b) limited discretion in final diagnosis and resolution of complex problems. Typically, duties involve full accountability for operations in a technical Learning Resources Center service area of moderate size. Duties are typically performed under supervision.
 
Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:
The Library Technician I shall:

1. Oversee assigned public service area(s) such as general circulation, reserves, audiovisual and/or periodical service desk;

2. perform a full range of technical processing duties including copy cataloging and maintaining OPAC records; use computer databases to retrieve and modify a variety of records information; process materials for addition to the collection; make minor repairs to damaged materials;

3. perform acquisitions duties including ordering, receiving, and processing materials; search for and order materials; perform bibliographic checks on needed materials; receive and process new and gift materials; maintain order files and related information and statistics;

4. oversee serials maintenance including ordering, check-in, claiming, and maintenance of serials; update and maintain serial holdings list;

5. perform a variety of duties involved in stacks maintenance; oversee shelving of library materials; perform general shelf maintenance including shelf reading; search for lost items; participate in space planning and shifting of the collection as needed; oversee inventory of assigned collection;

6. oversee circulation desk activities; process all notices and billing for unreturned materials;

7. maintain a variety of records and files; prepare necessary correspondence and reports;

8. supervise student assistants working in assigned Learning Resources Center function and service area(s); hire, schedule, train, and evaluate assigned student assistants;

9. supervise the work of other assigned personnel;

10. maintain procedures manual and student assistant handbook related to functions and area(s) of assignment;

11. instruct students in how to use Learning Resources Center equipment including audiovisual equipment;

12. provide computer technical support for library software;

13. receive and process interlibrary loans requests for books and other materials;

14. oversee processing and circulation of faculty course reserve materials;

15. assist in designing and providing library information materials;

16. apply safety precautions that impact the personnel and equipment in assigned area(s);

17. order and maintain departmental supplies; maintain library equipment;

18. provide staffing at the circulation desk or other library service point as needed;

19. support overall library operations and services through projects and other duties as appropriate and assigned.

20. attend professional development courses as appropriate; and

21. perform other related tasks as required.
 
 
Minimum Education & Experience:
An equivalent combination of post-high school education and two years of experience that shall include specific course work and/or experience related to area of assignment. Formal education in library technical services is highly desirable; work experience in a library is preferred; work experience in an academic setting is desirable.  
Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

1. Proper English usage, grammar, spelling and vocabulary;

2. modern office methods, procedures, practices, and equipment including personal computers and related software including office applications and library automation software;

3. interpersonal relationship skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and diplomacy;

4. standard operating practices associated with the assigned work area(s);

5. terminology used in the Learning Resources Center environment.

Skill in:

1. Operate a variety of office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized Learning Resources Center applications; and

2. enter, modify, and retrieve data using a computer at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

Ability to:

1. Oversee assigned Learning Resources Center area(s), functions, and services;

2. learn specialized terminology, equipment, and procedures related to assigned work area(s);

3. learn quickly new procedures and work effectively in a rapidly changing environment;

4. perform specialized technical work with accuracy and speed under minimal supervision;

5. demonstrate a pleasant demeanor and service-oriented attitude and behavior in assisting students, faculty, and the general public;

6. perform a full range Learning Resources Center duties in an automated environment;

7. retrieve, create, edit, maintain, and update records, files, and documents using automated Learning Resources Center software, databases, word processing, and other standard office applications;

8. effectively utilize the Internet and the world-wide web;

9. work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment with constant interruptions;

10. work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment;

11. independently follow through and complete assignments within specified deadlines accurately and efficiently;

12. use judgment in organizing and prioritizing work;

13. schedule, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of assigned student assistants and other assigned staff;

14. understand and follow oral and written instructions;

15. relate effectively to people of varied backgrounds;

16. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and

17. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
 
Desirable Qualifications:
Display a positive customer service attitude towards library users and public service desk; proven excellent customer service skills and demeanor; willingness and ability to be flexible under a variety of circumstances.  
 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.  
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Personal Qualifications Statement
 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Contemporary Reading Shelves: Summer Reading

If you're on campus this summer, be sure to stop by the library to check out the summer reading books we have on display. We have plenty of popular books to choose from. While you're here, cruise by our tabletop display cases, where we are featuring books that have inspired films. There are some classics, like Romeo & Juliet, or The Great Gatsby. In addition, we also have some newer books to choose from, like World War Z, or The Help. See you at the library!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Last Minute Research Workshops!

Finals Week is coming… don’t panic… don’t cram…
STOP by the Library instead…
and join us for a “Last Minute Research” session!


Sessions will be facilitated by a Chabot Librarian.
 

Topics will include:
 

- citing your sources
- creating a bibliography
- finding scholarly articles
- choosing appropriate sources
- planning your research
- choosing meaningful research topics
 

Building #100, Rm. 119

CALENDAR
5/20 Monday 9 - 11am, 12 - 3pm
5/21 Tuesday 3 - 6pm
5/22 Wednesday 12 - 3pm
5/23 Thursday 9 - 11am
5/24 Friday 9 - 11am
Choose a time-slot listed above
and show up!
 

For more information contact:
Pedro Reynoso, Librarian
preynoso@chabotcollege.edu
(510) 723-6767

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Asian Pacific American History Month


The Library Features Asian Pacific American History Month!

Check out our Contemporary Reading Shelves for books highlighting the rich history and culture of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and the world. Included are the following great works of Literature:

Collections

Aiiieeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers

Bamboo Shoots in the Rain: Contemporary Stories by Women in Taiwan

Because of the Rain: Korean Zen Poems

Echoing Song: Contemporary Korean Women Poets

Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas

Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam

Returning to a Borrowed Tongue: Poems by Filipino and Filipino American Writers

12 Philippine Writers

Works by Authors

Cao, Lan. Monkey Bridge

Chai, May-Lee. Hapa Girl

Chin, Justin. Gutted

Chin, Marilyn. Dwarf Bamboo

Dali Lama. A Policy of Kindness

Golden, Arthur. Memoirs of a Geisha

Hagedorn, Jessica. Dogeaters

Hagedorn, Jessica. Dream Jungle

Hayslip, Le Ly. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman’s Journey from War to Peace

Hongo, Garrett. Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii

Hwang, David Henry. M. Butterfly

Jen, Gish. Mona in the Promised Land

Jen, Gish. Who’s Irish?: Stories

Jin, Ha. Waiting

Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior and ChinaMen

Lee, Chang-Rae. A Gesture Life

Lee, Gus. China Boy

Lee, Gus. Tiger’s Tail

Lee, Li-Young. The City in Which I Love You

McGunn, Ruthanne Lum. The Moon Pearl

McGunn, Ruthanne Lum. Thousand Pieces of Gold

Min, Anchee. Empress Orchid

Mirikitani, Janice. Love Works

Mirikitani, Janice. We, the Dangerous

Mori, Toshio. Unfinished Message

Murakami, Haruki. After Dark

Murakami, Haruki. Norwegian Wood

Murayama, Milton. All I Asking for is My Body

Oe, Kenzaburo. The Crazy Iris

Okada, John. No-No Boy

Pham, Andrew. Catfish and Mandala

Rodgers, Richard and Oscar Hammerstein. Flower Drum Song

Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Tan, Amy. The Hundred Secret Senses

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club

Tan, Amy. The Kitchen God’s Wife

Tan, Amy. The Opposite of Fate: A Book on Musings

Xinran. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet

Yee, Chiang. The Silent Traveler in Japan

Yee, Chiang. The Silent Traveler in San Francisco

Yep, Laurence. The Rainbow People

Yep, Laurence. The Star Fisher

Yoshikawa, Eiji. Taiko

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

National Poetry Month Special Reading at Chabot Library, Tuesday, April 16!

Join Us!
Come hear Professor Susan Gubernat read her poetry…
Chabot Library
Tuesday, April 16th 12-1 pm 
Our winning student poets will share their work with us for the first half hour then Professor Gubernat will read from her work. We would love to have you enjoy this with us.

Susan Gubernat’s first book of poems, Flesh (Helicon Nine Editions), won the Marianne Moore Prize; her chapbook Analog House, was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle, Michigan Quarterly, The Pinch, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Stand (U.K.), The Yalobusha Review, among others. An opera librettist, her major work, Korczak’s Orphans (composer: Adam Silverman), has been performed in a number of venues, and by a number of companies, including in the VOX New Composers Series of the New York City Opera and by the Opera Company of Brooklyn. Gubernat is a Professor in the English Department at California State University, East Bay, where she inaugurated and now advises the award-winning annual magazine, the Arroyo Literary Review. Her own awards and honors include residencies at the MacDowell, Millay, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo colonies, as well as artist’s fellowships from the states of New York and New Jersey.

*sponsored by ASCC (special thanks to those wonderful folks), the Chabot Library, and the English Dept.